Ascent of Lookout Mountain on 2014-10-08

Climber: Pat Wells

Others in Party:OC Hiking Club hike:

Fumiko Iouye
John R.
Date:Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lookout Mountain
    Elevation:5590 ft / 1703 m

Ascent Trip Report

We follwed the PCT for exactly 1/2 mile, then saw a use trail, marked by a duck, then started up the side of the mountain. The coolest thing was a small grove of Ribbonwood Trees maybe 20 yards up the hill. The trail levels off and Ribbonwoods line the trail. I did some research on the trees--they are native to New Zealand, deciduous, and related to the Manzanita. What is really unique about them is that the bark peels off in long "ribbons." Never seen anything like it and would go back just to see those trees! After that area, the trail gets really steep with loose rocks about half of the climb. There are a can and benchmark on the peak.
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    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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